The Arizona Republic

Title
Data & Demographics Reporter
Details
The ideal candidate is a journalist at heart, but has data know-how to scrape websites, build data visualizations and do cutting edge-storytelling. Applicants should have a track record of using data to drive investigative and enterprise reporting, with a commitment to accuracy and a spirit of collaboration.

Applicants should have data analysis skills in Excel and SQL or similar programs. Ideal applicants will also know Python or similar language and have skills in building data visualizations.

We also are looking for someone who understands that data can reveal gaps in opportunity and fundamental wrongs or systemic bias in our midst. A portion of this reporter’s focus will be on using data, technology and old-fashioned reporting to explain the demographics of our changing nation and the disparities in opportunity that have divided us. The ideal candidate has in interest in exposing issues that affect marginalized communities, women, people of color, people with disabilities and LGBT people. This candidate can use data to reveal gaps in opportunity and fundamental wrongs or systemic bias in our midst.

We are looking for a reporter who knows how to use those skills to report and break stories of consequence. A reporter who is as comfortable working sources as they are interviewing or scraping a data set.
Created
19 August 2020